Headache Clinic

How we can help you

We aim to help you if you are experiencing headaches. A headache involves pain in the head, face or neck. There are many different types of headaches. Headaches can be a common condition. Occasionally they can be a symptom of a serious medical condition. It is important with all types of headaches to get a proper diagnosis. Our specialised Doctors aim to diagnose, manage and treat your headaches. 

Whilst located in the Prince of Wales Hospital this is a private service and not part of public outpatients. All new and follow up appointments will incur the scheduled fee.  

If you experience sudden onset of a severe headache, visit your nearest Emergency Department or call an Ambulance on 000. 

We help to diagnose your headaches. We provide management and treatments if you are experiencing:

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • Cluster headaches
  • Other headaches.

Our neurology medical specialist is Associate Professor Alessandro Zagami. Professor Zagami will assess, treat and help you manage your headaches.

Our Registered Nurse will provide you education if you need injectable medication. They also coordinate clinical trials with new treatments and research into headache. 

We work with your local GP, other specialists, the Headache Foundation and researchers. 

You will need a referral letter from your local doctor (GP) or specialist addressed to:

A/Prof. A. Zagami

Private Headache Clinic

Prince of Wales Hospital

Level 2 High Street


Email or fax this referral to us, along with a list of your current medications and any investigations such as MRI, CT scans etc.

Once we have reviewed your referral, we will send you a letter by post with your appointment details. If your referral is triaged as urgent, a member of our administrative team will contact you by phone. 

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please phone the clinic on (02) 9382 2422.

Our service is a private clinic so all appointments will incur a scheduled fee.  

On the day of your first appointment please bring:

  • Headache diary (if you use one)
  • CT Brain and/or MRI Brain Scans
  • Recent blood test results
  • Your referral letter from your GP
  • Your Medicare Card
  • A list of your medicines or bring all your medicines in a bag, including any herbal or over the counter medicines
  • You are welcome to bring a support person (a relative, friend or carer) with you.

If you need help with your condition, start by making an appointment with your local GP to discuss your health. If your GP needs some advice, they can telephone our specialist doctor at the clinic.

If you need a prescription, please ask your GP.

Your GP is your primary health care provider and it is important that you continue to visit them. Our specialist doctor will send a letter to your GP after every clinic appointment. 

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with. 

We are teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research. You have a right to say no. If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.

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